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unlifelike

(ʌnˈlaɪfˌlaɪk)
adj
not lifelike; unnatural; unrealistic
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Adj.1.unlifelike - without substance; "cardboard caricatures of historical figures"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
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But since, of course, the Greek texts were not available in the early stages of the medieval period, the story quickly moves to Cicero and the Ciceronian rhetorical tradition which did get carried forward by Boethius, Bede, Isidore, John of Salisbury and many others, providing Davenport with a basic framework of narrative of three types: historia (accounts of actual past occurrences), argumentum (fictitious, hypothesized but plausible events), and fabula (fantastic, unlifelike occurrences).
Always subject to the charge of vanity in their desire for magnificent monuments, patrons came to prefer unlifelike poses and non-polychromatic effigies in order to avert the suspicion of creating a "painted" image.
This is Mark Richards's Cantona Head, a startling depiction of the enigmatic French philosopher and footballer whose uncannily Roman profile makes the piece simultaneously lifelike and classical - apart, that is, from the extremely unlifelike and unclassical colour.